Detroit not jumping on garage sale option

DETROIT, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing's Chief of Staff Kirk Lewis said the mayor has no plans to sell city assets, which could quickly relieve the city's cash crunch.

Mich. law could delay prison privatization

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A Michigan law requiring private contractors to pay prison inmates the minimum wage could delay privatization plans, an official said.

Detroit official hopeful of union giveback

DETROIT, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Detroit and the largest municipal union are close to agreement on concessions to ease the city's budget problems, the city council president said Tuesday.

Chippewa propose casino in Lansing

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Critics of a proposal by the Sault Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians for a casino in Lansing, Mich., say the off-reservation project is "not viable."

Gay foster parents sue for right to adopt

DETROIT, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Two gay state-certified foster parents of three infants have filed a federal suit seeking to overturn a Michigan law preventing them from adopting the children.
Detroit poorly managed federal funds

Detroit poorly managed federal funds

DETROIT, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Detroit risks losing federal funding as a result of poor management of millions of dollars for social service programs designed to help the poor, officials say.

Gov. Snyder says Mich. economy improving

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Snyder credited a cut in business taxes and other tax reforms with Michigan's job growth as he delivered his State of the State address Wednesday.

Michigan's anti-bullying bill becomes law

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law anti-bullying legislation, admitting that he was a target for bullies in school.

Detroit headed for bankruptcy?

DETROIT, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Detroit's financial outlook is so dire the city may not be able to right itself without ending up in bankruptcy court, restructuring experts say.

Gov. names Flint, Mich., emergency manager

FLINT, Mich., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday appointed Michael Brown to run the city of Flint until it gets its financial house in order.
Detroit Mayor Bing eyes becoming emergency manager

Detroit Mayor Bing eyes becoming emergency manager

DETROIT, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said he would consider becoming the financially strapped city's emergency manager if Michigan's governor asks.
41,000 people in Michigan to lose welfare

41,000 people in Michigan to lose welfare

DETROIT, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson and U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., joined 200 demonstrators to protest a law that will end welfare for about 41,000 people in Michigan.

Michigan law would cap welfare benefits

DETROIT, July 14 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign a bill that would put a lifetime cap on the length of time state recipients can collect welfare, officials said.

Man sues over jail's porn ban

MT. CLEMENS, Mich., July 4 (UPI) -- A Michigan man who pleaded guilty to bank robbery filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder alleging a jail's pornography ban is cruel and unusual punishment.

Mich. governor recall effort appears weak

LANSING, Mich., July 3 (UPI) -- The campaign to organize a vote to recall Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has reached its halfway point with no word on the number of signatures collected.

Snyder: New Detroit-Canada bridge needed

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., June 2 (UPI) -- A publicly owned Detroit-to-Canada bridge will create badly needed jobs and spur trade between top trading partners, Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said.

Michigan drops business tax, hikes others

LANSING, Mich., May 13 (UPI) -- With no votes to spare, the Michigan Legislature has cleared a $2 billion tax break for businesses and hikes for individuals.

Protesters greet Mich. governor

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., May 7 (UPI) -- Protesters greeted Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder when he served as grand marshal Saturday in Benton Harbor's Blossomtime Parade.
Ford joins Reagan in Capitol rotunda

Ford joins Reagan in Capitol rotunda

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- A 10-foot-tall bronze statue of former President Gerald R. Ford has been placed in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol facing fellow Republican Ronald Reagan.

Mich. passes 'I'm sorry' law for doctors

DETROIT, April 20 (UPI) -- A new Michigan law says healthcare providers no longer have to fear apologies to patients for medical mistakes will be used against them in malpractice cases.

Michigan changes law on teen sex cases

DETROIT, April 13 (UPI) -- Consensual but illegal sex between teenagers will no longer result in the older partner being put on Michigan's state sex offender registry, lawmakers say.

Mich. bill gives, takes from jobless

LANSING, Mich., March 29 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law Monday that lets Michigan's jobless take advantage of federal extended benefits while cutting future state jobless benefits.

Thousands protest at Michigan Statehouse

LANSING, Mich., March 17 (UPI) -- Thousands of union members and other protesters crowded the Michigan Statehouse Wednesday for a demonstration against Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed budget.

Michigan rally protests governor's budget

LANSING, Mich., March 16 (UPI) -- Thousands of protesters gathered at the Michigan Statehouse in Lansing Wednesday to oppose new Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's budget.
Michigan filmmakers on lobbying warpath

Michigan filmmakers on lobbying warpath

DETROIT, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Filmmakers said the $25 million Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder budgeted for industry incentives is not enough to help the industry thrive in the state.
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